200m range with obstacles. Is a network Feasible?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by hhhonchor, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. hhhonchor

    hhhonchor Guest

    Hello people,

    Looking for a bit of advice. I rent an office only 200 metres from my flat and currently pay for a web connection for both locations. I have a linksys WRT54GS V4 with DD-WRT v23 sp2 at my flat and because of the proximity have started wondering if it would be possible to get rid of the office connection by sharing the cable from my flat.

    I understand from my reading that if this were a line of sight connection there would be no problems, unfortunately however there are two buildings in the way, the windows of my flat and office face each other and are both on the first floor about four metres off the ground, but the buildings in the way are about 8m tall and totally obscure any line of sight.

    At the moment I cannot see the home network (i use a laptop with a built in intel wifi adapter), even with a boosted signal (70mW) from within DD-WRT.

    Is there any point in me trying to create this connection with external aerials or is the line of sight issue a deal breaker at this range?
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